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Ultimate MacBook Pro workspace: 3 docking accessories not to miss

Fancy desk lighting structures not included...(Image source: Unsplash)
Fancy desk lighting structures not included...(Image source: Unsplash)
With multi-screen continuity features like Universal Control and Apple’s Studio Display now available, the need for docking stands and other peripherals has become increasingly important. Take a look at these picks to level up your ultimate workspace.
Article compiled by Brahm Shank
The choices and comments made on this list belong solely to the author.

1. Twelve South HiRise Laptop Stand

The aluminum-clad design of the HiRise laptop stand (US$66.75 on Amazon at the time of writing) from Twelve South is a premium solution for those fond of the sleek Apple-esque aesthetic. The stand features an adjustable piston mechanism capable of raising the laptop up to six inches high, which is handy for configuring dual-screen setups. The clever v-shaped design additionally optimizes performance by keeping your MacBook cool under heavy workloads, while a rubber tread secures your laptop without the need for clips, straps, or obtrusive cradle mechanisms. 

A premium look without the premium price. (Image source: Twevle South/Apple)
A premium look without the premium price. (Image source: Twevle South/Apple)

2. Grovemade Wood MacBook Dock

This elegantly simplistic wooden dock (US$120 from Grovemade) offers space-saving vertical laptop storage in Maple and Walnut finishes. Complimenting any minimalistic setup, the dock features a classy wool lining to protect your laptop from accidental scratches. Sticking to its earthy theme, the holder even features a base constructed from natural cork to prevent the accessory from scratching your desk. 

For those who like to keep things simple and tasteful. (Image source: Grovemade)
For those who like to keep things simple and tasteful. (Image source: Grovemade)

3. Brydge MacBook Pro Vertical Dock

Effortlessly dock your MacBook Pro and connect it to an external display with the MacBook Pro Vertical Dock (currently US$169.99 on Amazon). This accessory features two Thunderbolt 3 ports packing 40 Gb/s data throughput into its slim form factor. The most satisfying aspect of this stand is its push-to-lock docking system, which eliminates any time consuming uncertainty surrounding proper port alignment. The color-matched Space Grey aluminum is a tasteful touch as well for any MacBook Pro users looking to coordinate their accessories. 

Inserting your MacBook will feel like docking a spacecraft. "Open the laptop bay doors, HAL." (Image source: Brydge/Amazon)
Inserting your MacBook will feel like docking a spacecraft. "Open the laptop bay doors, HAL." (Image source: Brydge/Amazon)

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Brahm Shank, 2022-03-18 (Update: 2022-03-18)